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ACS Routinely Violates NYC Families’ Rights During Child Welfare Investigations: Lawsuit

February 26th, 2024|

NY Daily News

“ACS has been operating for decades with a no harm, no foul mentality. That when they conduct an investigation, and the caseworkers don’t find anything concerning, ‘Well, we did our job,'” said David Shalleck-Klein, an attorney for the plaintiffs and the founder and executive director of the Family Justice Law Center [part of our 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort]. “What families that have been impacted have been saying — for years now — is that there is harm, and there is foul.”

Mother Files Lawsuit Against New York Hospital, Fights To Bring Her Baby Home

February 26th, 2024|

19th News

“They are abused by their partners, and then they are abused by the system which is supposed to help them.” - David Shalleck-Klein, executive director and founder of the Family Justice Law Center [part of our 2022-2024 Social Justice Accelerator cohort].

Legal News Roundup: Lawsuit Over ACS Practices

February 22nd, 2024|

WNYC

David Shalleck-Klein, founder and executive director of the Family Justice Law Center at the Urban Justice Center, discusses the class-action lawsuit charging the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) uses coercion, traumatizing families, and is joined by Shalonda Curtis-Hackett, a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
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